Seeds - Datura inoxia (Moonflower) OG

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Description: This plant flirts with danger, possessing strong medicinal alkaloids while also enchanting gardeners with an incredibly aromatic display of pure white upright trumpet flowers.

All parts of the Datura plant are powerfully medicinal and should never be ingested and care should be taken when handling the plant. That said, it is a very popular addition to gardens! 

Pack Size: 15 seeds

Seed Source: Certified organic

Latin Name: Datura inoxia
Main Uses: Exotic flowering annual; fragrant garden; traditional medicinal (but poisonous!)
Zone Hardiness: Annual (may also reseed)
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 2 - 4 feet
Flower Color: Pure white
Flowering Time: mid-summer through fall (until frost)

Germination: 15 - 30 days at 21°C.
Pretreatment: Seeds benefit from pre-soaking in warm water overnight.
Sowing: Indoors, two to three months before your local safe planting out date. Starting early helps ensure a strong plant and lots of blooms in the summer. Due to the long establishment time, direct seeding is not recommended in short-season climates. 
Planting Depth: 0.65 cm (1/4") deep, push into the soil.

Spacing: 1.5 feet apart
Notes: Using a heat mat greatly enhances germination rates and seedling development for Datura.

Growing in Containers: Ideal for large containers such as half barrels.

Fertilizing (Containers): Add 25% quality compost to potting mix; fertilize weekly with a higher nitrogen organic plant food such as fish-based fertilizer.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited to mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.

Special Requirements: Support for the vines.

Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: none, other than start early

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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